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  • Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection

    Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection

    by Oliver J Morgan

    2020 Award Winner for the Independent Press Award in the category of Addiction & Recovery. A new model of addiction that incorporates neurobiology, social relationships, and ecological systems. Understanding addiction is no longer just about understanding neurons or genes, broken brain functioning, learning, or faulty choices. Oliver J. Morgan provides a fresh take on addiction and recovery by presenting a more inclusive framework than traditional understanding. Cutting- edge work in attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and trauma is integrated with ecological- systems thinking to provide a consilient and comprehensive picture of addiction. Humans are...

  • Introduction to Addictive Behaviors. Fifth Edition

    Introduction to Addictive Behaviors. Fifth Edition

    by Dennis L Thombs

    Now revised and updated, this widely used text comprehensively reviews theories of addiction to give students and professionals a multidisciplinary foundation for clinical practice. It explores the causes and mechanisms of substance and behavioural addictions, as well as implications for helping people recover.  Providing a science-based perspective, the text emphasizes the importance of using treatment and prevention strategies that are grounded in evidence. Thoroughly updated chapters address disease models; public health approaches; understanding and treating comorbidity; psychoanalytic, behavioural, cognitive, and family systems models; sociocultural approaches; behavioural addiction; and motivational models. Student-friendly features include end-of-chapter...

  • Marijuana and Mental Health

    Marijuana and Mental Health

    by American Psychiatric Associati

    Even while many states have passed legislation pertaining to "medical marijuana" and others have decriminalized or even legalized recreational use, a debate continues within society as to whether marijuana is simply a harmless substance that should be fully legalized, a possibly beneficial treatment for patients with certain illnesses, or a drug with the potential to worsen addiction and cause mental health problems. The controversy persists in the medical community as well, where accumulating evidence implicates marijuana use, especially in adolescence, as a risk factor for poor educational achievement and substance use...

  • Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder: How Much Is Too Much?

    Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder: How Much Is Too Much?

    by Carol Mathews

    The first clinical guide to this psychiatric illness, officially recognized by the DSM in 2013. Everybody has heard the statements “she’s a pack rat” or “he’s a hoarder,” but how many of us really know what that means? Pathological hoarding was first formally conceptualized as a syndrome separate from OCD in the early 1990s, yet it wasn’t until 2013 that hoarding received formal psychiatric diagnostic criteria in the DSM. How can a mental health professional who sees clients in an office determine if hoarding is a factor in a...

  • Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment

    Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment

    by Laurel Parnell

    Attachment-focused EMDR and resource tapping applied to the clinical challenge of addictions recovery. Writing for both EMDR therapists and substance abuse counselors, Laurel Parnell provides user-friendly tools to help support clients in recovery with EMDR-based techniques that can be easily integrated into all levels of addiction treatment. Emphasizing the practical clinical application of principles and techniques helpful for addictions and addictive disorders, this book interweaves case material throughout the text, with some chapters presenting in-depth cases to illustrate the techniques. Topics include treating trauma and supporting resilience, tools for affect regulation, and rewiring...

  • Teen Substance Use, Mental Health and Body Image: Practical Strategies for Support

    Teen Substance Use, Mental Health and Body Image: Practical Strategies for Support

    by Ian MacDonald

    This practical resource for schools looks at the relationship between mental illness and substance use disorders in young people. While studies show the link between the two, drug use is often mistakenly viewed as 'deviant' behaviour rather than as a coping mechanism for unmet needs. This book offers schools and youth settings a different approach to both supporting young people with mental health and substance use issues and implementing preventative measures. The concept of risk taking in young people is explored, with particular reference to risk taking behaviours as coping...

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